Dean's Message

Hello everyone,

As we go into this week, I want to remind you that we are a community of people who are searching for design and planning resolutions that will improve the human condition, through each and every one of the disciplines represented in this College. To do so necessarily means that we engage in open discourse with a healthy dose of listening; exploring ideas and viewpoints with an open mind; and bringing our knowledge, experience, and respect to bear on constructive and positive solutions. This applies in our academic work, on projects, as well as in our everyday discourse. We are fortunate to live in an environment where we search for possibilities and excellence. I encourage you to always take the “high road” and at every moment practice respect. 



Have you registered for Spring 2017 courses yet?

Priority registration has ended, and we are now in the Open Registration period.  If you have not registered for spring courses yet, please stop in and see Stephanie Kuenning or Leslie Gonzalez in Room 232, Arch Hall West asap.  Elective courses are closing fast!

-Stephanie M. Kuenning  


USGBC Social Event

Come meet some regional USGBC professionals.  Snacks and drinks provided!

Date: Nov. 17

Where: Lazlo’s in the Haymarket

When: 7-9pm Thursday



We are currently looking for this next years round of new chapter leaders. Leadership term starts at the change of the semester, starting in the spring. If you are interested in guiding the UNL ASID/IIDA chapters fill out the application from the chapter email that was sent out last week and email in your responses by November 18th! If you have any questions or did not receive the email with the application then contact us at

Tau Sigma Delta

Having issues modeling your project? Need help with digital workflow?
Tau Sigma Delta's Digital Design Help Desk is every Wednesday in the Barn from 7pm - 10pm. Open to all students, TSD members are available to help you with any questions or issues relating to design software, including Revit, Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe Suites and more!

College of Architecture Professors continue to be recognized in national platforms. This week, Jeffrey L. Day will be giving a lecture at UT Arlington. Plus, Tim Hemsath and Zhenghong Tang were published in national publications and Dan Piatkowski presented a paper and served as a panelist at ACSP.   More- 
We find ourselves with five more weeks of the semester. This past week the Interior Design program’s faculty and students have been pushing hard and working steadfast toward completing great projects and studying for upcoming exams. As I am eager to see the results of in the upcoming weeks, I hope that you all are finding inspiration in your work, see the reason for your learning and are making the most of those mental breaks you should give yourself.   More- 
Attention Students:
“Traveling to Ecuador on an international service-learning project to work alongside villagers is one of the most transformational experiences I had while studying landscape architecture at UNL,” commented 2014 alumnus Nate Krohn. Nate traveled to Ecuador three times, both Galapagos and Quito, to develop plans for neighborhood playgrounds, the Galapagos National Park and revitalization of an urban neighborhood. This year, the LARC Education Abroad International Service-Learning course will travel to Galapagos and partner with the World Wildlife Foundation to assist the community of Puerto Ayora on the Island of Santa Cruz to address the impact of potential tsunamis.  More-
Students in Dr. Daniel Piatkowski’s CRPL 495/895 “Introduction to Transportation Planning” course met at the N Street Cycle Track in downtown Lincoln for an up-close look at the design features of this recently-completed and first protected bikeway in Lincoln.  The field trip included examination and discussion of the bioswales and plantings along the route, traffic engineering considerations, signalization for both bikes and motor vehicles and the planning and implementation process that made this project a reality.  More-
Last week, for some post-election day distraction, Design Alliance Omaha celebrated its 10th anniversary with a talk by Mexican architect Enrique Norton of TEN Arquitectos (offices in Mexico City and New York City.) daOMA announces that Michael Beirut, a partner with Pentagram will be the next major speaker on April 13, 2017. Among many other well-known projects, Michael Beirut led the design of the BIG 10 logo. The College of Architecture is an academic partner of daOMA and faculty members Jeffrey L. Day, Brain Kelly and Tom Trenolone are on the board of directors. More-
Student Competitions 

Submission Deadline: Nov. 18th

Blank Space Launches Fourth Annual Fairy Tales Competitions

Submission Deadline: Dec. 9th

2017 IAH Competition

Submission Deadline: Dec. 12 

MOA Architecture:  Scholarship Award + Summer Internship Program

Submissions Deadline: Jan. 2017

Submission Deadline: Feb 6th

Attention Students:
The Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) program provides undergraduate researchers the opportunity to learn from faculty mentors and engage in research and creative projects during the summer and academic year and receive a $2,400 stipend. Students with 30-120 credit hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 by the end of the spring 2017 semester are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Members,
Are you currently seeking an undergraduate researcher to work in your lab? Check this out!

UNL architecture  alumna Liz Szatko, current University of Michigan graduate architecture student, has a project featured in the 2016 publication "Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio."  

Congratulations to Melissa Peterson, a fourth-year student in Landscape Architecture, who has been awarded the Christian Lieding Study Abroad scholarship.  This award will go towards peterson’s spring 2017 semester abroad studying Landscape Architecture in Hanover, Germany.  

Date: Nov. 14
Time: 4:30 am  
Place: Arch Gallery

Date: Nov. 17
Time: 11 am
Place: Arch Hall Gallery

USGBC Social Event 

Date: Nov. 17
Time: 7-9 pm
Where: Lazlo’s in the Haymarket

Date: Nov. 18 
Time:  4 pm  
Place: Richards Hall, Rm 15

Date: Dec. 2
Time: 4:30 –7:30 am
Place: Pinnacle Bank Arena, South Lobby
Date: Feb. 23rd & 24th
Time: 8-5 pm
Date: Dec. 28-Jan 2
Place: Boston
Game Day Reminder

For those of you not familiar with the university's pregame planning, football game days provide challenges in the security of buildings used for academic, research and business operations on City Campus. Many fans would like to use university facilities for breaks, restrooms or sightseeing.  Some even see the possibility of accessing our buildings as an opportunity to steal computers, etc. Common practice is that all buildings near the stadium are locked about three to five hours before kickoff. We ask your help in keeping the buildings on City Campus, particularly those close to Memorial Stadium or along the main walkways to the stadium, locked and secured. Please avoid using the building in the hours before kickoff and help us keep unauthorized people out. Thank you,  

Owen Yardley
Chief of Police